There are alternative health therapies that have increased in popularity in the recent years. People are looking for non-invasive and safer ways of treating pain and illnesses. There are new ideas that are being studied for how well they work and the use of magnets for the relief from pain and different forms of arthritis and other painful illnesses. Studies have shown their effectiveness in different ways and some people believe in the use of magnetic therapy. This option is going to need to be explored and considered if you are dealing with arthritis.
It is said that magnets if they are held against the skin will relax blood vessels and allow more blood to flow to the areas of pain and will stop the pain faster. It is also though that the magnetic field will prevent muscle spasms and will interfere with the nerves reaction to pain. There are skeptics that do not believe that magnets prevent or cure pain but they do affect placebo and you think that you are being cured so you emotionally think that it is true. It is a mind over matter option and skeptics that speak about many different alternative medical treatments associate it.
Magnets might just work for you and you will not know until you give them a try. You can buy them in different shapes and sizes and most of the therapists that promote their use will sell magnetic jewelry, belts, and different straps so that they can be worn on the body at the area that is affected. The prices are going to be different and will be anything from five dollars to the very expensive thousands of dollars. This will depend on the style and size of the magnet. You need to choose a magnet that is strong. It is measured in gausses with a typical refrigerator magnet being around 100 gauss; its strength is too weak to penetrate the skin. 450 gauss is the lowest strength that should be used for medical treatments. Magnets that advance in strength will get more expensive as you go. Stronger magnets will work better so that you may get what you pay for in this case.
When magnets are used for health, they can be put directly over the pain or over the acupuncture point that is associated with the pain. A professional can help you figure out where to place them. Arthritis is the most common type of pain that is healed with magnets. They can also be used for back pain, headache, tennis elbow, and even foot pain. There are many other aches and pains that magnets can help with. You may want to talk to your doctor for more information about the magnetic therapy option and if it right for you.